From Porto With Love Pillows

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I am thrilled to be part of The Summer Sewing Series by Melissa from PolkadotChair.  For me summer sewing is about catching up on all the little projects I can’t get to during the school year.  This last week I sewed 13 new pillow covers for throw pillows around my house.  Today I am sharing my latest pillow covers with you 🙂summer-sewing-series

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Meet From Porto With Love by Cotton + Steel.  Only my NEW FAVORITE FABRIC!!!  These large scale cats have my heart swooning!  I knew I needed some pillows!  I love the heavy weight of this canvas print – perfect for home decorating!  I kept the design super simple because I wanted the cats to be the focal point.  I used Crossroads denim for the accent strips and the pillow back.  This is the softest denim in the whole world!!from porto with love 2
Mufasa was very helpful in making the pillows.  Follow the diagrams below for cutting instructions.  All seams are 1/4″

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Sew the side strips on, press.  Then sew the top and bottom strips on, press.

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Sew each strip together and press.

Each pillow top finishes 20″ square, the exact size of my down throw pillows. (I like to use all the same size pillows so I can switch them out easily….I learned this the hard way!)

To finish the pillows, cut a 20″ square for the pillow back and insert an invisible zipper along the bottom seam of the pillow.  Click HERE to learn how to sew an invisible zipper in a pillow.

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I am so in love with these!!!!!  They are soft and slouchy!!from porto with love 3

I love how they look with my gingham pillows!!!  from porto with love 6  Freshening up your pillow decor is such a great summer activity – it doesn’t take very long but it makes you feel so happy to have something new in your home.

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